I just participated in the Siggraph 2021 Real Time Live session. What a blast!
We had six minutes to get our message across to our community through a live demo. Instead of showing some large software system (which is what most other people did), I decided to mostly show a little procedural animation/modeling/texturing program that I’ve been working on recently, and how it connects with a great research framework created by our students.
I think it was a good choice, because our lab isn’t about building large systems, but rather about building and sharing small and lightweight prototypes of what is possible.
Hopefully the right people will get the message, and we will end up collaborating with them!